Due to the pandemic, there is a critical shortage of blood and blood products. The American Red Cross reports that individual donations and blood drives held by businesses and organizations are down drastically. To help, VUMC employees and the surrounding community can donate blood at one of the twice-weekly American Red Cross blood drives across several different VUMC locations.
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital has monthly blood drives scheduled on Dec. 14 and Jan. 11, from noon to 5 p.m. The Wilson Country drives will be held at a Red Cross Bus at the hospital, 1411 Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, Tennessee. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code “VanderbiltWilsonCo.”
If on-campus drives are fully booked, you can find the nearest American Red Cross blood drive to you by visiting https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive and entering your ZIP code.
Upcoming dates and times for Red Cross blood drives on the main VUMC campus:
Date – Time – Location
11/30/2021 – 8 am-2 pm – Light Hall
12/1/2021 – 8 am-2 pm – Light Hall
12/2/2021 – 8 am-2 pm – Light Hall
12/3/2021 – 9 am-3 pm – Light Hall
12/7/2021 – 10 am-4 pm – Light Hall